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CBS
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
border in to iran. >>> president obama is in new york where he addressed the united nations general assembly. he spoke on the revolution in the arab world and palestine's plan to ask the u.s. for statehood. >> reporter: trying to avert a showdown, president obama told the united nations general assembly, now is not the time for palestinian statehood. >> there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that endured for decade. peace is hard work. >> reporter: the president is trying to convince palestinian president not to ask for formal recognition of a palestinian state saying negotiations are the only way to achieve peace. >> ultimately is the israelis and the palestinians, must reach agreements on the issues that divide them. >> reporter: efforts to persuade him to dropped by may fail. the obama administration says the u.s. will veto if there is a vote. thousands cramed the streets to show their support for statehood. >> we think that it's bias towards israel and became an obstacle towards peace. >> reporter: talk of a separate state is sparking new clashes. in the west bank palestinians hurled
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
addresses the united nations general assembly. bow and fatal are expected to be flown on a private jet to the gulf state. the three friends met at the university of california at berkeley. the men's families say they are super excited for the release, but won't rest easily until the two are back on american soil. tina krause, cbs news. >>> shane bower is engaged to sarah. he grew up in minnesota. fatal is an environmental activist and it from suburban philadelphia. >>> a new report shows the justice department grossly overpaid for the food that was served at its conferences. a report shows the justice department vastly overpaid, including $8 for each cup of coffee, and $16 for a muffin. the report tracked expenses from 2007 to 2009. the report also showed an exorbitant amount of money spent in 2004 through 2006, including $5 for a swedish meatball. >> clearly, government has not yet been put on a diet that taxpayers can afford to keep. >> overall, the department of justice spent more than $73 million on conferences in 2009. that is an increase of more than 50% from the year before.
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
iran. >> reporter: release came before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmedinejad gives his speech today. president obama says he's thrilled with the news. he like the rest of his administration believes the hikers should not have been held in the first place. >> they have a chance now to reunite with their families and to decompress from what has been a terrible experience for them and i'm looking forward to seeing them when they return home. >> reporter: in josh fattal's hometown near philadelphia "welcome home" signs are already up. his uncle is eagerly awaiting a reunion. >> i want to see his face. >> reporter: they could be back on u.s. soil within days. susan mcguinness for cbs news, washington. >> omani and swiss diplomats helped to get the release since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> president obama talked to the united nations general assembly yesterday. procedure to his -- prior to his address president obama met face-to-face with the palestinian president. he doesn't want abbas to ask for statehood when the u.n. addresses
CNN
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
gergen is here with me in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the pr
NBC
Sep 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
the u.n. general assembly this week. nbc news, tehran. >> back here at home, the diplomat standoff continues at the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mock mod abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. tracie potts joins with us more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama addresses directly in his speech before the u.n. general assembly yesterday, he said that people not coming to statements and resolutions at the united nations. he's been pushing for the two sides to restart no,z and in fact the security council is expected to consider that request for full membership, possibly tomorrow. president obama met with both abbas yesterday and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. with netanyahu, he reiterated that the u.s. is committed to israel's safety. saying it is unbreakable. they may postpone the decision or french president nicolas sarkozy suggested upgrading their status from voting from nonmember. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington, tr
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the white house will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's role in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> new today gays and lesbians can openly enlist and serve in the united states military for the first time in history. after months of preparations, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell took place overnight. the policy officially ended at 12:01 this morning. to celebrate, gay rights activists gathered in northwest washington for a new year's eve style countdown. meanwhile, one u.s. navy officer lieutenant gary ross celebrated by marrying his longtime partner in vermont at midnight. ross says he plans to have a full career in the military. >> it is now 6:07. 64 degrees. lab
CW
Sep 21, 2011 12:00pm CDT
president is due to address the united nations general assembly in new york death row inmate troy davis is scheduled to die tonight but supporters say that they have not given up the fight to save him. he was convicted of killing a georgia police officer to decades ago but since then nearly all of the witnesses who testified against him have recanted their stories. this morning prison officials denied a request by davis's lawyers to allow him to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence supporters said that there will urge the district attorney to rest the court judge to cancel the troy davis death warrant. >>a powerful typhoon made landfall this morning in western japan. four deaths are blamed on the storm in more than a million people up and told to evacuate their homes during due to heavy flooding forecasters said that the typhoon as winds that more than 160 mi. per hour and could do more than 17 in. of rain in some places the typhoon may affect fukushima daiichi nuclear plant is damaged last march by a devastating earthquake and tsunami to nato soldiers were killed in separ
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
president of the united states set the united nations general assembly and the palestinians want to file for statehood. they want the united nations to recognize them. their case is george w. bush supported statehood. barack obama supported statehood. we don't have statehood. we are going to try this way. why are they wrong? >> palestinians state, recognized and it looks like they are trying try to short-circuit the process here. i worry this is not going to advance the process and make it more likely that they can reach an agreement. it is likely to retard it, diminish it, and so i -- i don't think it is helpful. >> it is an important diplomatic challenge for the president of the united states, who happens to be a democrat at the moment, but important diplomatic challenge for any president of the united states. and on this day, one of the leading republican candidates for president, texas governor rick perry, decided to go to new york city, just blocks from the united nations, not only criticize the palestinians for doing this but criticize the president of the united states for having
CNN
Sep 20, 2011 8:00pm PDT
city for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political challenge from the republican presidential front-runner, texas governor rick perry, who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> and we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left iran's radical regime emboldened. >> to date, we h
FOX
Sep 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
will be focused on dozens of world leaders attending this week's united nation's general assembly. among the big issues, a bid for palestinian statehood. >> reporter: united nations secretary general ban ki-moon says the agented a for this year's general a accept -- the agenda for this year's general assembly in new york are more crowded than ever, the global economic crisis, familiar in and the middle east are the topics. >> we live in a time when there's this huge disconnect between the way the political system works and the way the economic system works. >> reporter: president obama sideline meetings and speech are expected to focus on the struggle for freedom and democratic transitions in these regions and mid-east peace efforts. the world will be watching palestinian president ahmadinejad to see if he pushes for a vote on palestinian statehood despite a threat of a veto by the united states and israeli opposition. previous attempts at negotiations between israeli and palestinian authorities have failed, but israel and the u.s. believe the only path to palestinian statehood is throug
CNN
Sep 23, 2011 8:00am PDT
covering the united nations general assembly. you've watched all of these power players get together. this is a real showdown here. why do you suspect that the palestinian leader is making this push right now? >> reporter: well, suzanne, we understand from our sources that the reason they're going it right now -- for two reasons. first of all, the palestinians say, listen, the oslo accords were 18 years ago when they first decided to start negotiations and they haven't gotten their international legitimacy from these negotiations. they want to get their international legitimacy from the international community, and then they want to negotiate with the israelis as two states negotiating, not one occupying power to the occupying people. secondly, they say listen, we're really frustrated with u.s. policy. they're frustrated with u.s. policy and they feel they really have no option. it's a desperate attempt, suzanne. >> so if abbas know that is u.s. is going to veto this, why go forward? is this all about symbolism? what do they take away, elise? help us understand. >> reporter: well, it
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 11:00am PDT
out the carpet and will be joining us live a little later on. >>> the united nations general assembly convenience this week. the palestinians want to become a formal state, but the u.s. is expected to veto the proposal. we'll discuss that straight ahead. first, you do you know how much money the united states sends israel each year? with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly, and the look of deep wrinkles in 14 days. ready, set, smooth... regenerist. from olay. even though i'm a great driver, and he's... not so much. well, for a driver like you, i would recommend our new snapshot discount. this little baby keeps track of your great driving habits, so you can save money. [sighs] amazing. it's like an extra bonus savings. [ cackling ] he's my ride home. how much can the snapshot discount save you? call or click today. it feels like help is never far away. it feels like you're protected against life's little mishaps. it feels like you'll make it home. that's what it feels like to be a member. >>> the united states sends $3 billion in aid to
FOX News
Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
said we can't achieve peace through giving statements and resolutions at the united nations, but they do it every year anyway and it's like the whole week of the united nations general assembly is like a progressive dinner party without the progress. and they just go around and around. and i'm telling you, this is a boondoggle. you want to save money, make this meeting every other year because you really don't need it every year. the thing that is interesting about the orrin hatch piece is that they haven't had to do that before to threaten to cut off aid and vote for it in the house or senate because we never walked this far up to the line. the other development today was that abbas, the president of the palestinian authority, said he will not heed president obama's request to not call for the vote. and that is a different dynamic. we'll have to see how that shakes out. >> there was some poll that said four out of ten americans have no opinion on this matter. i'm kind of one of them. for americans, the conflict there is like construction on a freeway. you drive by, it's been going on for years, you never see any progress at all. >> that's what i'm saying. >> it's like it goes
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
, arrived in new york today to the united nations general assembly, and in an interview with abc news, he said the americans would be released "very soon." but we're told an ongoing political battle between ahmadinejad and the mullahs who run the place could be holding up a possible dole. or it could be a bunch of show before the united nations general assembly to get the families all upset again and to not send them back again and use them as a "chit," which they are using them. while the syrian governments slaughters their citizens the leaders are welcomed at the united nations. coming up the latest on the death toll and the possible push to punish the syrian regime. that's ahead along with bottom of the hour headlines on "studio b."h let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call no
FOX News
Sep 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
thes united nations. secretary of state hillary clinton met with the russian foreign minister yesterday on the sidelines of the general assembly but officials stay there was precious little agreement other than to keep talking. >>shepard: we reported that iranian president, ahmadinejad squad, will speak this week. what do we expect from him? >>jonathan: he arrived in new york and we heard today abc news reporting that he reiterated those two hikers will be released but in timeframe. and now, president ahmadinejad's speech will be interesting. he is involved in internal politics with the more hard-line elements, the clerics in we iran and he wanted to portray himself as perhaps the more moderate face of iran but he also has to talk to the conservative elements there and he faces re-election next year in the presidential election and he will come out swing dog some extent and you can expect the usual targets: west, the united states, and israel to be major factors in the speech on thursday. >>shepard: thank you, jonathan at the serious. and peace journalist is with us now. help us make sense of this. >>reporter: well, we have tyrant
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
used his speech to the united nations general assembly today to try and convince palestinians to put off plans for state hood. manuel is live where it is unclear if his words are going to be enough to stop the looming diplomatic shutdown. manuel. >> reporter: that's right, lesli. that's the issue dominating the u.n. general assembly this week. president obama told the general assembly this morning that now is not time for palestinian state hood. palestinian president has been working for full recognition from the u.n. and he has been trying to get that behind the scenes. president obama told the united nations general assembly there are no shortcuts to ending the conflict in the middle east. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would be accomplished by now. >> the president is trying to convince mahmoud abas not to ask for formal recognition of a palestinian state on friday. the president says he supports a palestinian state, but only one that results from an agreement between palestinians and isrealis. >> the deadl
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
assembly this week. nbc news, tehran. >>> back here at home, the diplomatic standoff continues at the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama addressed this directly in his speech before the u.n. general assembly yesterday. he said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. he has been pushing for the two sides to restart negotiations and in fact the security council is expected to consider the request for full membership possibly tomorrow. president obama met with both abbas yesterday and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. with netanyahu he reiterated that the u.s. is committed to israel's security. it's unbreakable, as the president put it. now, what will they do on friday? they may postpone this decision, or french president nicolas sarkozy suggested upgrading the pale
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to appear before the world at the united nations general assembly in new york. bauer and fattal were released only after the payment of $1 million in bail. the international incident began which when bauer and fattal along with shroud, mistakenly crossed the border into iran, while hiking along the boarder in iraq. the three were charged with espionage, but shroud was released after 14 months in captivity and after the payment of half a million dollars in bail was made. she spoke with cbs news after her release. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to do is leave prison without shane and josh. >> reporter: the families of the hikers issued a statement saying today was the best day of their lives. scott, it's not known how long those families will stay in oman but it's expected they'll be back in the united states in a matter of days. >> pelley: seth, thank you. today, the federal reserve took a look at the economy and decided to take another extraordinary step to try to jump start the recovery. the fed will shift some of its holdings to long-term u.s. bonds to try to make mortga
NBC
Sep 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
u.n. general assembly this week. ali aruzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> back here at home, the diplomat standoff continues at the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins with us more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama and the u.s. seem determined to convince him that the united nations is not the place to deal with this issue during his speech to the general assembly yesterday president obama said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the u.n. the security council is set to consider tomorrow the palestinian's request for full membership. he met with mahmoud abbas yesterday and also with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama said we are committed to israel's security and the commitment is unbreakable, but there's another option here. they may put off a decision tomorrow on full membership or as the french suggested, they could upgrade the pale
CBS
Sep 23, 2011 11:00pm PDT
. >> their president submitted the request today to the general assembly. manuel on the move that was met with both support and firm opposition. >> palestinian president mahmoud waived his application for state hood before the united nations general assembly. >> now israel to occupy it for ever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law. >> some members of the assembly gave abas a standing ovation. benjamin sadist rely settlements are not the issue. >> the conflict has been and remain the refusal of the palestinian's to recognize the jewish state >> hillary clinton asked both parties to use this opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> both abas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace, even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas fill the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, isreali troops shot and killed a man during a crash with isreali settlers. when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered to watch the speech. but when the isreali prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing shoes at the screen. abas is asking the united nations to move quickly, but the security council could
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
66th annual u.n. general assembly. why the stakes couldn't be higher for the united states. i'm wolf blitzer at the u.n. you're in the situation room. >>> you're looking at live picture from the united nations. where all eyes right now are on this year's general assembly. president obama and the first lady, michele bachmann, expected to arrive in new york only minutes from now. at issue for the united states and much of the world this week, a showdown over the middle east. the palestinian authority president vowing to submit a formal application for statehood to the united nation's security council. it could have serious implications for the u.s. relationships with iz real and the arab world. much more on this part of the story coming up. >>> let's get to the president's plan it slash trillions of dollars through the national debt. a plan he says will do the right thing. >> either we ask the wealthiest americanes it pay their fair share of taxes or asking seniors to pay more thor medicare. we can't afford do both. either we gut education and medical research or we've got to reform the tax code so that most profitable corporations have to give up took loop holes that others don't get. we can't affo
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: iran's president ahmadinejad will address the united nations general assembly next week. this iranian journalist who was jailed in 2004, says the timing of this release is hardly a coincide. >> if you release them, it shows the case was political from the beginning, it shows the judiciary has been under deemed for itself and they wanted intelligence and the entire case was a game for the iranian intelligence. >> reporter: some speculated the iranian president may even bring the two hikers with him to the united states as he comes to address the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as a more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released just one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> police in argentina are blaming a bus driver for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the oncoming train but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, includi
CBS
Sep 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
leaders gather in new york city for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. one of the issues up for discussion is the recognition of the palestinian authority as an independent state. several donor nations are reaffirming the authority's readiness for statehood based on reports from key international financial institutions and the u.n. the funeral for kara kennedy, the oldest child of the late senator edward kennedy will be held wednesday at holy trinity church in d.c. the 51-year-old kennedy died friday at a health club. she collapsed after her daily workout. a wake will be held tuesday. both the wake and the funeral will be open to the public. the burial will be private. >>> and funeral plans are also being made for the daughter of former vice president walter mondale. 51-year-old eleanor mondale died after battling brain cancer for several years. she was a television reporter and a radio show host after getting small parts on the big and small screen. she had been off the air since 2009 when she announced the cancer had returned. >>> for the first time in fou
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 11:00am EDT
pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literally and figuratively and so
ABC
Sep 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
schedule, as iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, is set to speak to the united nations general assembly today. none of that matters to the families. it wasn't american soil. but it was the next best thing. as the families of shane bauer and josh fattal greeted them in oman. the first taste of freedom for the 29-year-olds after spending more than two years as prisoners in iran. >> we're so happy we are free. and so relieved we are free. >> reporter: the omani government flew them out of iran and reportedly paid their $1 million bail. for bauer, it meant a reunion with sarah shourd, his fiancee, who was with them when they were captured. but spent only half as much time behind bars. >> two years in prison is too long. and we sincerely hope for the freedom of other political prisoners and other unjustly imprisoned people in america and iran. >> reporter: the three were arrested in 2009, while they were hiking along iran's border with iraq. they never realized they crossed into iran. they were arrested for trespassing. then, bauer and fattal were arrested for spying. they were sentenced for eight
PBS
Sep 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
create chaos that with dismember the country. speaking at the united nations general assembly the syrian foreign minister defended his country's crackdown on protesters blaming the campaign on foreign intervention. >> any objective analysis of the events in and around syria will demonstrate that the purpose of the unjust anti-syria campaign under way is to attack this model of co-existence that has been a source of pride to our people. how can away otherwise explain media provocations, financing and arming religious extremism? what purpose could it serve on total chaos to dismember syria a and adversely affect its neighbors. what else could this course achieve other than spreading western hegemony over the countries of the mediterranean and serving israel's expansionist interests? i assure you our people are determined to reject all forms of foreign intervention in their internal affairs. we shall continue to pursue security and stability. >> let's get other stories. the appeal hearing of amanda knox convicted of killing her british flat mate continues in an italian city. a defense lawye
FOX News
Sep 24, 2011 2:00pm EDT
on issues that divide them. >> that was president obama, speaking before the united nations general assembly this week and arguing against a u.n. vote on palestinian state hood. some say the speech was an attempt to court jewish voters ahead of a tough reelection bid in 2012, lost last week and supposedly safe house seat in a heavily jewish new york city congressional district raised questions about the level of support that obama has with the traditionally democratic group. we're back with dan henninger and dorothy rabinowicz. and fred steven joins the panel. has the president been anti-israel? >> yes, yes, he has. >> paul: how so? >> begin with the hostility towards benjamin netanyahu, who is the prime minister of israel. a number of meetings in which netanyahu was ushered out the back door, occasions when he was publicly berated by senior administration officials and a speech earlier this year, in which he created a formula in you which israel was expect today withdraw from territories about actually getting an end, the conflict with the palestinians and what you've seen in the last few days w
WETA
Sep 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
head of the annual united nations general assembly where the palestinian authority plans to seek u.n. recognition of a state in the west bank, gaza strip, and east jerusalem. at least 1 people have and killed in a bomb attack in northwest pakistan. a police say a device went off a bank during a funeral for a local tribal elder in a village. of the villagers were pro- government and formed an anti- taliban militia. now for the global economy. five of the world's leading central banks, including the u.s. federal reserve and bank of england, are taking coordinated action to try to help bolster the financial system. they will provide commercial banks with new loans to help ease funding pressures. it comes out as the head of the international monetary fund says the world is in a dangerous new phase which needed bold leadership, and she accused politicians of being indecisive. more details on what today's actions will mean. >> on a day of gloomy forecasts, a concerted move by the world's most powerful central banks. short-term loans are going to be made available to commercial banks. there
FOX
Sep 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
exercising free speech. mat.d ei we io n actere >>> they're at it again at the united nations general assembly while iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad gave his speech, dozens of diplomats from the u.s. and other countries got up and walked out. during his anti-american speech ahmadinejad called the u.s. slave masters and accused the united states of causing two world wars using nuclear bombs against defenseless people. >>> last week's spy agency assertion of the embassy attack. >> reporter: it was last week afghanistan's capital kabul's u.s. embassy came under attack from rockets. u.s. officials now say pakistan was involved. before a senate committee chief chairman admiral mike mullen testified the terror group behind the attack and the pakistani spy agency are one and the same. >> the network acts as an arm for pakistan's internal service intelligence agency. >> reporter: admiral mullen added the united states has credible intelligence linking the isi to a june 28th attack on an intercontinental hotel in kabul. >> they conducted that truck bomb attack as well as the assault on our embassy. >>
KCSMMHZ
Sep 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
the united nations general assembly meeting in new york. they say they will make a bid for u.n. membership this week as planned. u.s. president barack obama is trying to convince them to put their request on hold. obama delivered a speech wednesday at the general assembly. he said there is no shortcut to resolving decades-long conflict in the middle east and argued the palestinians should first return to peace talks before applying for u.n. membership. obama then met separately with palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin nettia hue. before that meeting an adviser to the palestinian president said abbas won't back down. >> he has to give it a serious try. if we fail, we have to keep knocking at the door of that organization. >> abbas is expected to file membership request on friday. leaders of south american nainrastesre voicing their support. the issue has sparked vigorous debate at the u.n. and around the world. >>> obama also talked about the so-called arab spring in his speech for the u.n. general assembly. he hailed a pro-democracy movement
CBS
Sep 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
ahmadinejad's speech to the united nations general assembly. he has tried to claim credit for the pair's release. but the sult tan of oman, paid $1 million in bail. >> our deepest gratitude goes to his majesty for obtaining our release. >> president obama is thrilled with the news but, like the rest of his administration, believes the hikers never belonged in jail. >> they have a chance to reunite with their families and decompress. >> reporter: there is no word yet when the men will leave for america. family members in the united states say after two years of uncertainty, they are just thankful to know the men are coming home. >> the hikers were arrested in july of 2009, near the iran/iraq border. they say they got lost and wandered into iranian territory. >>> if you dig for dinosaur bones you probably already know about the dinosaur park in laurel, maryland. but did you know about a big discovery there? dave hacker, of silver spring, likes to hunt for fossils. and following tropical storm lee, he came to an open space, he said he knew he had a good chance of finding something after the
CBS
Sep 23, 2011 5:00pm PDT
before the united nations general assembly. >> will the world allow israel to occupy us forever and will it allow israel to remain a state above the law? >> reporter: some members of the assembly gave him a standing ovation. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israeli settlements are not the issue. >> the core of the conflict has always been and unfortunately the refusal of the palestinians to recognize the jewish state. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton asked both parties to use this as an opportunity to return to talks. >> a just and lasting peace can only come through negotiations. >> reporter: both abbas and netanyahu told the general assembly they want peace. even as violence continued back in the middle east. rocks and tear gas filled the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands of palestinians gathered in ramallah to watch the abbas speech. but when the israeli prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing sh
ABC
Sep 19, 2011 5:30am EDT
new york city participating in the united nations general assembly. he will attend additional bilateral and multilateral means meetings and deliver remark on the clinton global initiative. >>> amog agenda items, implementing job strategies for the unemployed. [audio not understandable] and a 9/11 remembrance led by michael bloomberg. >>> have you fallen behind on your mortgage payments and look for help, scamers can be on the lookout for you. this morning scam alert the lawsuit they are using to try to get more money out of your pocket. >>> and if you plan a fall trip why there may be in great deals out there for airlines. we will take a look. plus, a scottish terrier is 49,000 dollars richer. a dog. how one woman's pet took a bite out of her inherentans. we are back in a bit. keurig. everybody knows the best place for a good time is mississippi. and that's only until they visited us in louisiana. which is a distant second to sunny florida. for beautiful vacation, nothing beats alabama. ok, we'll never agree on who's best. but we can all agree on one thing. the gulf's the worl
PBS
Sep 25, 2011 10:00am PDT
lawton for bob aber nethy. thank you for joining us. there is intense debate at the united nations general assembly in new york over the palestinians's controversial request for full recognition as a state. the u.s. is promised to veto in a security council that must approve the request. religious groups are on both sides of the issue. evangelical christians rallied in support of israel while jewish groups released a petition opposing a palestinian bid for stood hood right now. some christian and muslim groups said the time has come for palestinians to have their own state. religious leaders urged renewed moment um for peace negotiations. in his address to the assembly, president obama said there should be no shortcuts to the hard work of negotiating peace. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad had a fiery anti-american speech that railed against zionism and accused of u.s. and european nations for being slave masters for greed, arrogance and violence. diplomats from the u.s.
NBC
Sep 26, 2011 12:00am PDT
nations general assembly week. the obama administration is still trying to get to talk the palestinians out of going to the security council for the statehood vote, which israel is completely opposed to and u.s. and obama said he would veto. it was just not a good time to do that. >> out of towners tried to play new york politics. like al gore tried to do with ed koch. it's so easy get tangled up and begin to look a victim ever some of the far-out people, very aggressive people. >> i agree with that. when you add it to the debate performance where he seemed uninformed on foreign policy issues -- >> pakistan. >> right. it's an impress you're out of your depth and that i think is the problem. i talked to the republican half that said we were looking for ronald reagan and we don't even have fred thompson in this case. that's a tough judgment but i think >> where do they with their guts and brains. if they see one is ready and another not, do they say this is the year to go with the all-out conservative? >> timing is everything. 2010 was the tea party year. rick perry the tea p
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 4:30am EDT
-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just two days after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the president will focus on jobs in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push from palestinian leaders to gain recognition as a state. >>> it's back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners with a tax income of at least $350,000 annually. the new bracket will be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if the plan does pass, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>> also in today's meeting, at large council member vincent orange will propose a $45,000 hike in the council's salary. he's also proposing that council members giv
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